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4 Strategies to Declutter Your Email Inbox

Over the past 2 holidays I spent time decluttering my email. Seeing that 1k number of emails in an inbox is stressful. Can you relate? Decluttering your email isn’t fun but I think we can agree that it makes life a lot easier. I gathered a few ways to help you Declutter and manage your emails over the course of a day, week, weekend or on your next holiday break. 

  1. Schedule time to Declutter: By designating a time to Declutter your email you’re ensuring that it will get done. Take 5 to 15 minutes to delete emails daily. 
  2. Create folders: Folders are your friend! If you want to keep your emails organized, create new folders to store them. The tip is that you actually have to use them. They really make finding important information (new or old) easy to find.
  3. Unsubscribe to email lists: some email subscriptions to companies I love and others begin to become a bit much. Especially if your interests change. Unsubscribing to lists helps negate the process of emails just sitting in your inbox unopened.
  4. Separate emails by interest: Manu of us have multiple email addresses. Let’s take me for example… I have separate emails for my blog, personal mail, work and a back up account (thanks to iCloud). It’s important that what’s sent to these emails are kept separate. I know what to expect to be sent to each account.

What strategy will you use to declutter your email? 

5 Things I Learned from Working at the Best of Westchester Party 16′

BOW 16How ironic is it that my most recent post is on A New Way to Think About Networking and I’d have the opportunity to attend an event like The Best of Westchester Party 16′. So I guess you’re wondering what exactly is The Best of Westchester Party? It’s annual event that showcases restaurants, boutiques, bakeries, award-winning companies and more as vendors to Westchester resident attendees. It literally is the BEST of Westchester! I cannot even begin to explain to you how good the food samples, drinks and music was. (more…)

A New Way to Think About Networking

How does the thought of networking make you feel? I’ve had the opportunity to attend a few networking events in the past few months and as personable and outgoing as I am I still felt a bit anxious. The truth is networking is a job of it’s own. It’s not something you’re born good at, it takes a lot of effort, preparation and a certain sense of confidence. (more…)

7 Tips to Secure a Job After Graduating College

Tips to Secure a Job After Graduating CollegeWouldn’t it be awesome if we could all walk off the stage with our diploma in hand and a job waiting for us in the ‘adult working world’? Well it’s possible if you do the work! And I’m sure of this because it happened for me. I want you to walk a cross the stage on your day of commencement both incredibly happy and employed. I hope the 7 tips included in this post help you complete this goal.

Let me start by saying it wasn’t luck that got me the job. Just like anyone else I had to apply and show that I was capable of doing the tasks the job required. What got my foot in the door was my faith, my work ethic and my interview skills. I talk more about this in 5 Ways to Nail Your Next Job Interview. There’s a FREE printable guide that I think you’ll love included. Be sure to check it out!

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If You Read One Article About Goals Read This One

goalsWhat goals have you set for yourself? And what plans have you created to accomplish them?

We all have goals right! At least I’d like to think that we all do. Regardless of how big or small they are they exist and the moment you consider them being something you have to do you should be creating a pathway to get your goal(s) accomplished. There is no better feeling than crossing off a goal on your goal list and feeling like you win at life. And by win I mean win like Oprah. (more…)

Get Linkedup | Why Not Having a Linkedin Could be Costing You a Job

I closed my office door feeling incredibly accomplished and renewed after spending a little over 25 minutes updating my LinkedIn Profile at the end of my work day.

I guess this is where I tell you that I hadn’t updated my profile in well over a year or two. If you think this sounds bad it’s because it does. I didn’t realize how much of a disadvantage I was creating for myself by not keeping it updated and being more connected. LinkedIn in many forms is the professional way to network and connect with people in your career field, area of study and interests. Not having a LinkedIn profile could cost you a job and I’m going to tell you why. (more…)

How to Stay Motivated When You Work From Home

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The opportunity to work from home full-time has been one of the most unexpected and life-changing experiences that I’ve added to my professional livelihood. It’s been great but it’s also been difficult and I’m going to tell you how I’ve managed to stay motivated with 7 tips in this post. Please check out The Way You View Yourself Personally Can Affect You Professionally. What you tell yourself daily is the ultimate game changer for your life.

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